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Old April 30 2015, 06:33 PM   #1
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I am content, and it is boring

I've recently come to realize that I am generally content with my life, and I have been content with my life for a while now. After college it seemed that every 6 months I was having some kind of major life change happen, whether it was starting a new job or moving into a new house or buying a new car. Something was always going on.

But now...

I've been at the same job for over 3 years, and I don't have any intentions of quitting. I've been living in the same house for 4 years (which is the longest I've ever lived anywhere since moving out of my parents house), and I have no intentions of moving. I'm still single, but I'm not lonely, so I'm not particularly motivated to do anything about that.

I just don't know what to do. I'm happy, and it's so dull! I realize this is a dumb thing to complain about, but I just turned 30 last week, and I feel like that should signify something.

Do you ever feel like you're stuck in a rut? What do you do?
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Old April 30 2015, 06:41 PM   #2
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Re: I am content, and it is boring

Just turned 30? Hush up, whippersnapper. Three or four years is not a rut; it's three or four years where nothing bad has happened. If you're bored, find something to get excited about---are you dating anyone? Do you have hobbies or interests that you really care about?

Don't complain about being happy; that can change very quickly and very easily. If you feel unsatisfied, then find something to challenge yourself, or give you something to look forward to--a new relationship, a trip to somewhere you've never been before, learn some new skill, etc.
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Old April 30 2015, 06:41 PM   #3
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Re: I am content, and it is boring

That's the problem, though. I can't think of anything new that I want to do!
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Old April 30 2015, 07:31 PM   #4
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Re: I am content, and it is boring

Good for you!

I had to turn fifty before finding anything that could make me happy!
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Old April 30 2015, 07:36 PM   #5
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Re: I am content, and it is boring

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That's the problem, though. I can't think of anything new that I want to do!
So try something you either never thought about doing before, or always thought you'd never want to do.
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Old April 30 2015, 07:37 PM   #6
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Re: I am content, and it is boring

Enjoy it while it lasts. If you're bored, take up a hobby.
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Old April 30 2015, 07:54 PM   #7
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At least you aren't stuck in a rut and unhappy.
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Old April 30 2015, 08:10 PM   #8
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Re: I am content, and it is boring

^ Excellent Point! And as others have suggested, invite some safe, controlled uncertainty and exploration into your life. Robert Maxwell had a good suggestion others may not have come up with. You never know what you may find when you are searching for something unexpected [please no one bring up that this philosophy does not always work out well for Red Shirts!] ....
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Old April 30 2015, 08:50 PM   #9
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Close your eyes, put your finger on a random place on a world map, and then make plans to visit there as soon as you can.

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Old May 1 2015, 01:42 AM   #10
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Ancient Chinese curse, which you might appreciate: May your life always be very interesting. I rather like that one myself, very creative. Personally I like boring. Haven't had much of it since I got married. Enjoy it while it lasts, you never know when someone might curse you.


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Old May 1 2015, 02:03 AM   #11
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I'd love to be in the same residence for four years. I haven't lived in the same place for four years since I left home for college. That was nearly 17 years ago. The longest I've lived in one place is technically my current apartment- a bit over two years, but we are moving to a nicer apartment soon.

I'd say add something new to your routine
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Old May 1 2015, 03:19 AM   #12
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Re: I am content, and it is boring

Find a place where you can do volunteer work during your free time. You'll cure your boredom, find even greater personal fulfillment, and help to spread your sense of happiness and contentment to others in need.

http://www.volunteermatch.org/

http://www.idealist.org/

http://www.handsonnetwork.org/

http://www.habitat.org/where-we-buil...-states-canada

Helping to build someone a house is rewarding, good exercise, you learn a bunch of new skills that are good around your own house, and it can be used as work experience.
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Old May 1 2015, 03:26 AM   #13
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Re: I am content, and it is boring

RoJoHen wrote: View Post
I've recently come to realize that I am generally content with my life, and I have been content with my life for a while now. After college it seemed that every 6 months I was having some kind of major life change happen, whether it was starting a new job or moving into a new house or buying a new car. Something was always going on.

But now...

I've been at the same job for over 3 years, and I don't have any intentions of quitting. I've been living in the same house for 4 years (which is the longest I've ever lived anywhere since moving out of my parents house), and I have no intentions of moving. I'm still single, but I'm not lonely, so I'm not particularly motivated to do anything about that.

I just don't know what to do. I'm happy, and it's so dull! I realize this is a dumb thing to complain about, but I just turned 30 last week, and I feel like that should signify something.

Do you ever feel like you're stuck in a rut? What do you do?
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Old May 1 2015, 05:02 AM   #14
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Re: I am content, and it is boring

There have been some good recommendations already, especially volunteer work. I've always found travel to be a great way to scratch that particular itch when you get in a rut. You usually end up coming home and being happy to be back in your hometown with new experiences.
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Old May 1 2015, 06:31 AM   #15
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Go on Tinder.

Something to do... maybe someone too
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